Upcoming Events

VIA CRUCIS BY FRANZ LISZT

The above will be performed in Nazareth House church (CF10 3UN) on Friday, 14th September at 7.30 pm. Admission is free - there is a retiring collection

 

Alter Servers - September is the month for training new altar servers. Any children in year 4 and above who have made their first holy communion are most welcome to join the team. See Father Tony after mass.

 

SUNDAY(16th):-

We welcome the children from St Peter’s Primary School at the 9.30am Mass. All welcome

 

RETIRING COLLECTION TODAY (16th).

Home Mission Sunday. This day provides us with the opportunity to focus on spreading the work of the Home Mission Office. Contributing to this is one way to play your part in the vision to help our local churches make the joy of the Gospel a reality. Your generosity last year enabled the provision of training and support to our diocesan evangelisation personnel and also the ability to put on various events in the area to promote this important work.

 

FIRST COMMUNIONS 2019

Parents who have attended the Summer Term preparation meetings are now invited to enrol their children to receive the sacraments in 2019. Commitment forms are available in the porch and the closing date for applications is 7th October.

 

FR. MICK O’NEILL

After being a stalwart support for Fr. Tony over the last month, Fr Mick returns to Ireland tomorrow (Monday 17th). There will be no 8am Mass on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, with further temporary reductions from the following week.

 

MISSIO RED BOXES

Red boxes are emptied this month and parish promoters will contact box-holders. If you’d like to have a red box in your home for the first time, please ring Christine on 2049 4003. “Mission Today” magazine can be found in the porch and it gives you some idea of how these donations are used.

 

KERALA FLOODS-SVP APPEAL - MANY THANKS FROM THE SVP

Last week’s coffee morning and cake sale raised £641.11 for the flood relief work in Kerala. Many thanks for your terrific support.

 

The St Vincent de Paul Society is running a national appeal to raise funds for the flood disaster in Kerala, Southern India. Kerala is the most Christian state in India. Christianity arrived there when St Thomas the Apostle visited in 52 AD. It has the largest number of Churches in India and the SVP has more than 36,000 members in Kerala. The Church and the SVP have been playing a major role is assisting the many thousands of people who are victims of the flood.

As you have probably seen in the media hundreds have been killed and many more missing; countless homes have been washed away, and the monsoon season is set to continue until September. The leading Catholic volunteering charity the St Vincent de Paul Society [SVP] is very active there and they are doing great work helping the victims of the flood in local communities. However, they desperately need funds. Please contribute to the SVP’s Kerala appeal.

To donate visit www.svp.org.uk Or telephone 020 7703 3030 Or send cheques made out to SVP [write Kerala appeal on the back] to SVP, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB. Please remember our sisters and brothers in Kerala in your prayers.

 

THE OPENING OF OUR NEW NOVITIATE

William and his fellow novices are settling into their surroundings at the Rosmini Centre, Ratcliffe, near Leicester. There's a photo on the notice board taken on the occasion of the reception of the three novices. Please keep praying for them and for more vocations.

 

SITUATION VACANT

St. Patrick's Primary School in Grangetown is in need of a new head teacher. Full information is on the notice board in the porch.

 

THE TABLET MAGAZINE

This well established Catholic weekly has given us some free copies available today on the newspaper table. If you like what you read, just apply for a subscription using the information inside.

 

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

The RCIA meetings are for adults who wish to look more closely at the Catholic faith with a view to Baptism or reception into full communion at Easter 2019. The weekly meetings starting in the Autumn would typically include:-

...Those not Baptised who want to know more about Christianity. ...People from the other Christian traditions who are attracted by Catholic life or practice. ...Catholics who have not been practicing recently, but who feel that their knowledge of the faith and teachings needs deepening So, there is room for people at different points in their faith journey. Leaflets will be available in the porch later this month giving dates for the meetings. In the meantime, please pray for the success of the coming year’s recruitment and don’t forget- many don’t turn up because no- one ever invited them. Please spread the word to people you know who may just be waiting for that word of encouragement.

 

MASS BOOKINGS FOR 2019

Next year's diary has now arrived. If you have particular dates on which you'd like to have a Mass celebrated, perhaps for an anniversary or any other intention, please call in at the presbytery during the week or just phone. Please note that we can't cope with multiple requests for booking on a Sunday morning!

 

ABORTION IN BRITAIN

Next Sunday [23rd] members of SPUC will give out a special Pro-Life Times at the back of Church after both Masses. This encourages all pro-lifers to write a letter to their MP stating why they object to moves to decriminalise abortion in Britain by Parliament. Please write on a number of the points raised by the Pro-Life Times. If you feel that you can only address one or two points, please still write to show how concerned you are. Address your letter to your MP at the House of Commons.

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY HALL

We are hopeful that preliminary work on phase 2 of the renovations will begin on or around 24th September. This will provide us with new storage space as well as an admin office/interview room. During the work, the hall will still be available evenings and weekends. Contact Maria in the parish office for booking information

 

FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY

There is a real danger that peaceful vigils outside abortion clinics may be completely banned unless the government clearly hears the voice of pro-life citizens. Please pick up a card from the back of church today. It just needs a stamp, together with your name and address

 

ST. PETER’S SENIOR CITIZENS

A reminder for our Senior Citizens that we are now meeting in the Community Hall, Bedford Street on Wednesdays from 2 - 4pm. All are most welcome to come along.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

The next meeting to look at finance in the parish is this Tuesday evening (11th). Any parishioner who wishes to raise any related matter should put something in writing to Fr. Tony for inclusion on the agenda, by Monday evening

 

READING ROTAS

The reading rotas for October are ready for collection from the Sacristy.

 

PRAYER CORPS

The sheets for September are available today in the porch. If you know of any housebound parishioners who may like to join this campaign of daily prayer for the parish and for the world, just take a sheet to them. Please ensure that sick or frail parishioners know that Holy Communion can be brought to their homes by Fr. Tony and the Eucharistic ministers.

 

 

ARCHDIOCESAN CERTIFICATE IN EVANGELISATION (ACE)

In September, the Diocesan Evangelisation Department is launching their own “Certificate in Evangelisation”. The short course will give people in the diocese a great insight into the history, church teaching and practical tips on evangelisation. It will take place fortnightly on Monday evenings from 7 - 9 pm in the Pastoral Resources Centre. To book and for further info see https://rcadc.org/event/ace/all/

 

GOING INTO HOSPITAL?

Waiting to go into hospital? Do please let your parish priest know in plenty of time. He will be pleased to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick with you or any pastoral support you need. The small team of parish priests who currently provide 24/7 emergency cover in the Cardiff hospitals are under a great deal of pressure, so unfortunately there is no guarantee that one will always be available at any particular time. On the same theme, if you know of any Catholic already in hospital who needs or might like a visit or sacramental support, please continue to leave details with the Cardiff & Vale Hospital Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230.

 

DAY OF RENEWAL AND HEALING

“Everybody is looking for You” (Mark 1 V37), Saturday 22nd September at St. Brigids Church, Crystal Glen, Cardiff CF14 5QN. This is a day “In search of Jesus”- to seek his healing and wholeness in a powerful way. Mass is at 9:30am, Prayer and Praise 10:45- 11:15. Talk 1. 11.15 - 12.45 (Everybody is looking for You] Lunch at 12:45 (Please bring a packed lunch; teas, coffee and biscuits provided), Prayer and Praise at 13:45-14:15, Talk 2. 14:15- 15:45, (“Christ is Everything”), Thanksgiving and Conclusion 15:45- 16:00, with Refreshments. No charge for the day, donation only and free parking!

 

ASCRIBED ROSMINIANS

A meeting of the Ascribed Rosminians will be held on 25th September at 3pm in the Presbytery. Anyone interested in the charism of Blessed Antonio Rosmini is very welcome.

 

ST PETERS PLAYERS CHILDREN’S PANTOMINE CHORUS

Registration for children aged 8 and over who would like the opportunity to develop skills in dance, singing and acting, meet new friends and grow in confidence, takes place between 3 - 4pm on Sunday 23September at St Peter’s Hall, Bedford Street, Roath. Parents are asked to attend this first meeting in order to understand the rehearsal schedule and complete the necessary forms. The pantomime this year is “ Aladdin”

 

 

COACH OUTING ON WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER Monmouth & Symmonds Yat

Includes a boat trip with a cream tea on board. The cost is £18 per person. Names and cash to Teresa Hurley (029) 2041 0092 (or in Church Shop). The coach leaves St. Peter's at 10 am and will leave Symmonds Yat at 5pm, arriving back in Cardiff around 7pm.

 

BAKE OFF!

As a parish social event we are holding a 'Bake Off' Fun Competition in the Community Hall on Friday 28th September from 6pm to 8pm. We encourage parishioners to sign up to form 6 teams who are budding bakers or perhaps wish to learn a new skill! We hope to invite a special guest judge so get your name down and 'SSSSTART BAKING!!' - Clipboard at the back of church!

 

PLASNEWYDD FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Every Friday, 2- 4pm, at Plasnewydd Community Centre, Shakespeare Street, Roath; Tea, biscuits, Bingo, Raffle and chat. New members are most welcome; come along and join us.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Brownies & Rainbows

We will be restarting on Monday 1st October after the summer break. If you would like to join either group please phone Jane on 07735467058 or email brownowl1960@live.co.uk

 

ADVANCE WARNING FOR SUNDAY 7TH OCT

Due to the Cardiff Marathon, Richmond and Albany Roads will be closed to traffic all morning. To get to Mass by car, the only route will be Eastern Avenue (A48) the Newport Rd and City Rd. Forewarned is forearmed!

 

TWO MINUTES

How many of you spend two minutes reading the Gospel of the Day? Two minutes!

Keep a small book of the Gospels. Carry it in your purse or handbag….. When you’re on the bus, or on the train, or

when you’re at home, open it and read for two minutes. Try it! You will see how it changes your life. Because you will encounter JESUS. You are encountering the WORD.

 

CATHOLIC BIBLE SCHOOL WEEKEND

A weekend retreat is taking place in Our Lady’s Parish in Hereford from Friday, 5th to Sunday 7th October. Parishioners from other parishes are very welcome to join us. Information on the weekend can be found at www.olqmhereford.org.uk

 

There will be special prayer stations in the Church, adoration and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and all meals and refreshments will be provided. Children will have their own special sessions whilst the adults are gathered together for workshops. If you would like to come along, just ring Fr. Matthew on 01432 265177 or email fr.matthew@live.co.uk so we can plan numbers for meals

 

FROM FR. TONY

Further to my message of last Sunday, I’ll be having major surgery on 10th October here at UHW. After recuperation, I expect to move to the East Midlands to take on lighter duties. Our Provincial, Fr Joe O’Reilly, wishes to assure you that a new parish priest will be appointed sometime in September. Thank you for your prayerful support and let’s take as our own the saying which expresses Blessed Antonio Rosmini’s abandonment to Divine Providence; “Adore. Be Silent. Rejoice”.

 

“GOSPEL STREET”

The Riding Lights Theatre Company are bringing this show to St. Andrew & St. Teilo Church, Woodville Road at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th October. See poster in the porch.

 

 

“FLAME 2019”

The biggest annual event for young Catholics is being held on Saturday 2nd March at Wembley. For more information and to book, go to https://cymfed.org.uk/flame2019

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